You as a Child vs. You as an Adult


What would the child you once were think of the adult you have become?

Would he/she be:

  • proud of you?
  • puzzled by you?
  • amazed by you?
  • ashamed by you?
  • surprised by you?

I love this question and frequently ask some form of it to my clients. This question gets to the heart of who are you, what you love and value. Because let’s face it who we were as a child, what we loved, valued and played with probably is still true today. Unfortunately for many of us, we have buried that little one. Long forgotten the passions and joy he/she experienced.  We have gotten caught up in being practical, paying bills and doing what we SHOULD do and we have forgotten what we WANT to do.

Yes, life is full of practicalities, bills and schedules and no it can’t be all tea parties and toy soldiers.  BUT who we were as children and what we dreamed about is invaluable to helping us Live Happier.  If you are feeling lost.  If you are feeling like you are a zombie.  If you are feeling stuck in someone else’s life take a minute to pause today and answer these questions:
  • What would the child you once were think of the adult you have become?
  • As a child, when you dreamed about being an adult…what was your vision for yourself at 20, 30 or 40?
  • What did you love to do as a child?
  • What did you value, what was most important to you, how did you spend your time?
  • How can you add some of those childhood dreams into your life today?